New Zealand all-time skipper Kane Williamson along with other key players from the team will miss the series against Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands. Williamson, Devon Conway, Trent Boult and Tim Southee have been rested from the three series due to “commitment to player wellbeing”.
The four top kiwi players were part of the recently concluded IPL 2022, after which they are currently the part of the 3-match Test series against England.
The board has decided that after the conclusion of the 3rd Test match at Leeds, these four players will go back to their home. They will probably come back to the national team for the West Indies tour in August which consists of 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs.
In the absence of Williamson, wicketkeeper batter Tom Latham will lead the Kiwi side in the 3 ODIs against Ireland and all-rounder Mitchell Santner will take the captaincy cap for the following 3 T20Is in Ireland.
In the Scotland series, Santner will lead the New Zealand side in 2 T20Is and 1 ODI.
After the 3rd and final Test match against England at Leeds, New Zealand will commence their Ireland tour from 10th July which will feature 6 white-ball games.
Following the Ireland series, the Kiwis will then face Scotland at Edinburgh for 2 T20Is and 1 ODI.
The Europe tour will end with the final series against Netherlands for 2 T20Is which are scheduled to take place at The Hague.
For a scheduled break, New Zealand head coach Gary Stead will be replaced by Shane Jurgensen at Ireland tour but will be back to the team camp later on.
Tom Latham, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Young
After the 6-match Ireland series, these players will also join the squad : Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Michael Rippon, Ben Sears